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Gelato - Happiness in a bowl

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Gelato - Happiness in a bowl
Gelato - Happiness in a bowl

Time & Location

Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Poughkeepsie, 40 Cannon St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

About the event

Mauro Sessarego, founder of Artigiani del Gelato, will be our guest at Gallery 40 for a presentation on ice cream. What makes ice cream so irresistible? What's the difference between gelato and ice cream? What flavors go best with each other? Creams or fruit flavors? As part of the evening, Mauro will offer an ice cream tasting accompanied by an "affogato al caffe'".

Artigiani del Gelato is a local artisanal ice cream producer of fresh, genuine products made with authentic Italian recipes.

If you know authentic gelato, you will be amazed by the quality and texture of which you will be heart-pressed to serve to your customers.

Mauro Sessarego is Italian born and raised and is the third generation that is involved in the restaurant industry.  A professor at the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America since 1997, Mauro has taught several classes.  In 2013, Mauro opened an artisanal gelato store in Rhinebeck, NY named “Artigiani del Gelato” (translation Gelato Artisan) where Mauro produced Gelato of fresh, local ingredients using authentic Italian recipes and by word of mouth became a must see and taste while visiting the Hudson Valley. Mauro says “Gelato has always been a guilty pleasure for me. Growing up in the family business I made and enjoyed the frozen dessert every day and when I was looking for a new challenge, I thought it would be the most natural transition where I can bring my passion and my love.” 

During the summer he supplied the gelato to farm stands such as Montgomery Place & Miglierelli, using their fruits and turning it into luxurious gelato and sorbet; at Farmer’s markets in Millbrook every Saturday and Garden St market in Poughkeepsie every other Sunday .

Ask about the Gelato of the Month club membership!

Mauro has a wholesale business supplying gelato direct to restaurants, has worked with the local CSA program in Irvington and Philips Manor, NY, and supplies the neighborhood through the “Gelato of the Month Club” where he is proud to share the authentic genuine artisanal gelato.

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